Thomas Fuller


English Divine, Historian and Author

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You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter.

With foxes we must play the fox.

Willful waste brings woeful want.

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

When yet was ever found a mother Who'd give her booby for another?

Who dainties love shall beggars prove.

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

Welcome death, quoth the rat, when the trap fell.

What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.

When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come--as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.

Tombs are the clothes of the dead; a grave is but a plain suit; a rich monument is an embroidered one.

Too good for great things and too great for good.

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

Thus, as it is always darkest just before the day dawneth, so God useth to visit His servants with greatest afflictions when he intendeth their speedy advancement.

'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship

To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.

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English Divine, Historian and Author